Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

Time posted: 7:38 pm

Friday Evening Update

Good evening, folks. A quick-hitting round of winter weather is rolling across the state this evening, bringing the potential for a light snowfall for some. This will cause some slick roads for a few areas as temps drop into the 20s overnight.

The Winter Weather Advisory continues for western and central Kentucky, but the National Weather Service in Jackson refuses to issue and advisory for the southeast…

Areas of southeastern Kentucky have the best risk of seeing some light accumulations overnight. That swath of 1″-3″ of snow is likely to show up within the area I’ve highlighted…

The GFS is hitting this area pretty hard…

So is the new version of the GFS

Both models also indicate some freezing rain, but I think this aspect is overdone by a bit…

GFS

New GFS

As we look farther down the road, the Sunday system starts as a bit of a mix then goes over to showers. The system moving in Tuesday may start out as snow and freezing rain before rain takes over…

I have you all set to track this evening’s winter weather…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

London

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Florence

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Covington

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Louisville

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E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Have a great evening and take care.

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Time posted: 12:17 pm

Snow Focus Continues To Shift South

Good afternoon, folks. Our light snow maker on the way for later this evening into tonight continues to focus more and more on the southern half of the state. This is where a narrow corridor of wet snow will fall as low pressure zips across the Tennessee Valley into early Saturday.

The New Call For Snowfall shows the south shift…

Once again, that is a super sharp northern cutoff on the wet snow line, and yes, this is a wet snow. Do I expect the entire corridor of 1″-3″ to pick up between 1″ and 3″ of snow? Probably not, but within that region is where the snow swath is likely to show up.

As of this writing, none of southeastern Kentucky has been put under the Winter Weather Advisory…

That’s the region covered by the NWS in Jackson.

Many of these areas are still in the 50s, but cold air is crashing in from the west and northwest. As the precipitation moves in, it starts as rain then goes over to a mix then a quick-hitting period of wet snow. Snowfall rates will overcome the warm ground to cause some slick travel overnight for areas getting in on the “snow zone”.

Here are your tracking tools to watch the action overspread the region from the west…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

London

Pine Mountain

Jenkins

Florence

No image available.

Covington

No image available.

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Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

I will update as needed. Have a good one and take care.

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Time posted: 2:26 am

A Quick Shot of Winter Weather

Good Friday to one and all. We have much colder air filtering into the region today and this will team up with a quick-hitting area of low pressure scooting to our south. This will bring a swath of light accumulating snow from west to east across the state, with a little freezing rain even showing up.

Here’s a look at the Winter Weather Advisory out for the region…

I mentioned earlier that the trend for the swath of snow could sink south and that has certainly been the case. Areas south of Interstate 64 appear to have the best chance of seeing a swath of light accumulating snows. Here’s the latest call showing that southward adjustment…

That south trend may continue through the day and I will account for that with a Final Call For Snowfall later today. There will be a sharp cutoff on the northern edge of the snow. On the southern edge, some freezing rain may come into play for a time.

In the overall scheme of things, this isn’t a big deal, but it will be just enough to cause some travel issues later this evening into early Saturday. Again, the best chance is along and south of 64.

That action moves away very early on Saturday, which turns into a pretty nice day as sun and a few clouds take control.

The next system moves in early Sunday with a few showers that may begin as a bit of a mix with some wraparound light snow or flurries into early Monday…

From there, additional systems show up through next week and appear to be more rain oriented than anything else…

I will update things later today. Until then, let’s fire up some tracking toys to start the day…

Hamburg Area from WKYT Studio
Lexington

I-75 @ Newtown Pike
Lexington

-75/I-64 Southern Split Lexington

Georgetown


I-64 at KY-801
Near Morehead

I-64 MP 97
Winchester
I-64 WB @ MP 97

Mountain Parkway near Slade

Florence

No image available.

Covington

No image available.

No image available.

Louisville

No image available.

No image available.

No image available.

E-town

Bowling Green

Paducah

Have a good one and take care.

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